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Eddie Soledad surrounded by his blooms at Roses Et Pivoines

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The Best of Miami Lifestyle for 2019

By Riki Altman-Yee & Luis R. Rigual

Photo by Nick Garcia

12.20.18

(Not-so-little) things and services that make life more spectacular

BEST DO-OR-DIE CONCIERGE
WGY Lifestyle There’s nothing concierges Luiz Hoinkis and Justin Keeperman won’t do for their clients. Canary diamond ring swimming in Dom inside a limited-edition Baccarat flute at a bought-out Vizcaya for a proposal to remember?—well, duh!

BEST CLOSET MAKEOVERS
California Closets With 3D imaging technology and designers who understand your organizing needs (however complicated they are), this company champions the importance of a well-appointed closet. No custom detail is
ever overlooked.

BEST PRIVATE JET CHARTER
JETLUX Miami, New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas are among the destinations most regularly requested by users of JETLUX, which offers access to some of the safest and most exclusive aircraft flying the not-so-friendly skies these days.

BEST FLOWER SHOP
Roses Et Pivoines (164 NE 41st St., Miami, 786.452.7144) is where you go when the experience of buying flowers is as important as what you get. Owner Eddie Soledad knows presentation matters, and that’s why his exotic blooms come wrapped in black wrapping paper that screams classic glamour.

BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Manolo Doreste (320 Miracle Mile, Ste. 203, Coral Gables, 305.596.1885) Photographer Manolo Doreste’s nuptial portraits and landscapes are as editorial in tone as any we’ve ever seen, and if brides and grooms are willing to jump into a pool with their gowns and tuxes on to get a memorable picture, then so is he.

BEST LUXURY YACHT BROKER
Ferretti Group America (1445 SE 16th St., Fort Lauderdale, 954.462.5527) Pershing, Riva, Itama, Mochi Craft, Custom Line and Ferretti are yacht brands revered for their design, safety and performance at sea, and they just happen to be part of Ferretti Group America’s exclusive portfolio of vessels. Did we mention the company’s South Florida location is the largest covered in-water showroom in the Americas?

BEST EVENT DESIGNER & CATERER
A Joy Wallace Just to give you an idea of A Joy Wallace’s expertise, know that the event design and catering company (around since 1988) is one of the few with a disaster relief catering department, which means the staff will ensure a memorable affair regardless of what Mother Nature throws at you. Imagine what magic they create when everything goes right.

BEST EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY
World Red Eye If an A-list event happens and WRE was not there to photograph it, did it really take place? Founder Seth Browarnik’s homegrown company always captures the moment properly (and on video if so desired) thanks to aces like Ryan Troy and Alejandro Chavarria.

BEST EXOTIC CAR DEALERSHIP
Prestige Imports (15050 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach, 888.860.5210) Brett David sells more Lamborghini models than any other dealer in the country. His selection of exotic marques like Pagani, Karma and Lotus isn’t bad, either.